Windies win the toss and batting vs England in the 5th T20I

West Indies won the toss and decided to bat against England in the deciding fifth Twenty20 International on Sunday at Kensington Oval here.

The Windies made two changes, replacing left-handed batsman Darren Bravo and left-handed all-rounder Dominic Drakes with left-arm spinner Fabian Allen and fellow Jamaican, pacer Odean Smith.

England have only one change, with Saqib Mahmood coming back into the squad for left-arm pacer Tymal Mills.

The five-match series is level at 2-2 after West Indies comfortably won the low-scoring first T20I by nine wickets last Saturday and the third T20I by 20 runs this past Wednesday, and England won the second T20I by one run last Sunday and the fourth T20I by 34 runs on Saturday.


West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (wicketkeeper), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.

England: Moeen Ali (captain), Jason Roy, Tom Banton, James Vince, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings (wicketkeeper), Phil Salt, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley.

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid.

TV umpire: Patrick Gustard.

Match referee: Sir Richie Richardson.

Reserve umpire: Leslie Reifer Jr.


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